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Historic House Listings

Turrentine Historic District, Circa 1907 in Alabama. $258,500

March 19, 2019

This home was built in 1907. It is located on .28 acres in Gadsden, Alabama. It is situated in the Turrentine Historic District. The neighborhood was named one of Alabama’s most charming neighborhoods. This home has beautiful hardwood floors and pocket doors. Within walking distance to the banks of the Coosa River. This home has eight fireplaces. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,300 square feet. $258,500

From the Zillow listing:

 

Impressive well kept historic property – large rooms, high ceilings, pocket doors, hardwood.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE HOME

We love this house because of the neighborhood! One website listed it as one of “9 beautiful, historic neighborhoods in Alabama that are full of charm” (http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/alabama/charming-neighborhoods-al/). Ours is a community of friendly, interesting, diverse, and caring people. This street makes interacting with them easy. Our tree-lined avenue invites us outside for a walk. When we accept, we often encounter our neighbors doing the same and stop for a chat. The large front porches on our street make it easy to invite passersby up for a visit. This nurtures a sense of belonging and commitment to our neighborhood. Our house is convenient. We are within easy walking distance of the public library, post office, grocery store, restaurants, churches, YMCA, and downtown entertainment. We can walk to First Friday, or to the fireworks displays on the banks of the Coosa River. The construction of this house is superb. The master carpenter who remodeled the kitchen in 2004 pointed out several structural features not usually found in modern houses. “They don’t build them like they used to” is a true adage in this case. We love the old-fashioned pocket doors in the living room. When they are open, they create a spacious view of almost the entire first floor. One can walk between the sitting room, hallway, living room, and dining room without obstruction. Closed, they provide a sense of privacy and facilitate conversation. The house has 8 fireplaces, each with a unique mantelpiece. A subdued cherub theme adorns most of them. Several have unique wood designs. One has beautiful and rare tiger-stripe oak wood. The ceilings are tall and the halls extra-wide. Most of the floors are made of Heart Pine. The kitchen, laundry room, and master bath have ceramic floors. The location and construction of this home make it a lovely place to live. We hope its next owners enjoy it as much as we have.
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